Come visit us at First Night Hartford 2014
at Hartford City Hall, 550 Main Street,
and play the BIG GAME with the Night Fall crew.


Lights glitter upon the stillness of the pond as giant puppets herald the end of autumn and the dawn of winter. Communities converge in a lavish performance of spoken word, dance, puppetry and music, culminating in a lighted lantern procession.
Scenes from Night Fall at Elizabeth Park, 2012

Night Fall is on Yelp's Hartford
Bucket List Challenge 2013! (#63)

Artist Anne Cubberly Named One of Hartford Magazine Players: Best of Hartford Winners 2013
About Us


Night Fall
is a free, celebratory event taking place in Hartford's beautiful and historic Pope Park on Saturday, October 12, 2013, 5:30pm. The production features local artists, performers and children and with support from people like you, has become a highly anticipated annual event.

Night Fall features music, dance, theater, spoken word, costume and lead artist Anne Cubberly's signature giant puppets. Cubberly, along with community leaders Steve Mitchell and LB Muñoz, hires some of the region's most talented and active artists, performers and technical specialists for the core of this professional production.

Free art workshops will be held across the city of Hartford. Night Fall artists will work with children in their communities to design and create lanterns that will become the centerpiece of the performance. Hartford area children will become a featured part of Night Fall. Local organizations such as Real Art Ways, Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Grace Academy and Pope Park are among the sites for the preparation and creation of key event components.

Night Fall honors the diversity of Hartford residents young and old by fostering relationships through creative and expressive sharing and learning. With your help, Night Fall will capitalize on the wealth of artistic talent in the Greater Hartford region by collaborating with local artists, performers and craftspeople and fairly compensating them for their work.

In the idyllic setting of the pond at Pope Park and autumnal surroundings, Night Fall probes the mysteries of seasonal transition and change. The evening's climax, a final ritual procession of lanterns, symbolizes an ending of the fall season and a welcoming to the winter season soon to come. In this way, Night Fall is a festival of theater, pageantry, movement and music as well as a uniquely Hartford celebration of nature, our shared history and most importantly, our community.

Attend one of our pre-show
workshops , volunteer to help the night of the event or reserve a blanket for a front row seat at one of Hartford's most magical evenings!



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With your help, Night Fall capitalizes on the wealth of artistic talent in the Greater Hartford region by collaborating with local artists, performers and craftspeople and fairly compensating them for their work.


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Night Fall is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Night Fall must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Your support in making this project a reality is greatly appreciated. Every Night Fall backer will be lovingly thanked on our web site. We also value your encouragement and cheers, your Facebook posts and tweets.

Night Fall honors the diversity of Hartford residents young and old by fostering relationships through creative and expressive sharing and learning.


RESERVE A BLANKET
SEATING SOLD OUT


What better place to sit for this magical evening than in the front row? The only way to do so is to reserve one of our blankets!

Reserve a blanket by clinking the button above and selecting the tab "giving levels."

Night Fall is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Night Fall must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only. The value of your blanket and front row seating is $100. Your contribution above that amount is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.



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THANK YOU!


Big thanks to all those who supported Night Fall 2012 and are supporting Night Fall 2013…

The State of Connecticut – The City of Hartford – The Greater Hartford Arts Council – Mark Twain House – Real Art Ways – Cynthia Dodd – Downtown Yoga – Thomas J. Foran – Liz Cutler – Brian Cook – Dan Russell – LeAnn Rees – Ben Mund – Paul Spirito – Jorene Lomenzo – Patricia Fontaine – Sara Rothenberger – Thomas Pascouche – Amy Mielke – John Mertens – Gabriel Lofvall – Illana Navas – Nora Jamieson – Joan Walden – Diane W. Whitney – Mike Stotts – Marie Lavendier – Eric Ben-Kiki – Lynn Ferrari – Joan Cubberly – Jessica Martel – Marsha Faith – Dan Schwartz – Arthur Galinat – Robert Cubberly – Susan Dantino – Barbara Hocker – Alan Taylor – Tom Whale – Jon Eastman – Dave Mourad – Carolyn Tertes – Chris Corcoran – Scott Cubberly – Kristin Flyntz – Jennifer Cassidy – Marta Ostapiuk – Richard Sugarman – Terrence Lavin – Meghan Freed – June Sigman – MG Munoz – Craig Cubberly – Carlos Hernandez Chavez – Daniel S. Hansen – Richard Hughes lll – Ilze Krisst – Suzi Craig – Linda and Richard Napoletano – Julie Borawski – Andrew Hart – Jen Casson – Ann Harper – Robert Dente – Christopher Polack – Kelly Su Lim – Kate Callahan – Kim Sobel – Lisa Jones – KRENWREN – Halina Kilroy Gosselin – Bill Murray – Tracy Julian – Rodolfo Ramirez – Jane Carroll – Judy Weinstein – Marianne Brizio – Nancy Stuart & David Lang – Richard O'Brian – Julie Beman – Elisiane DaSilva-Taylor – David Dove – Alison Mundy – Elizabeth Hucker – Sharon Epperson – Keara R. Langston – Daniel Krutt – John Murphy – Thomas Oakes – Kristi Gonska – Carol Padberg – Ed Roberts – Matt Poland – Frank Lord & Suzanne Hopgood – Susan Harvey – Mark Stricker – Jean-Paul LeBlanc – Harriet Caldwell – Betty Knowles – Joan Hurwit – Susan Carey – Venoras Salon – Jeffrey Krieger – Thomas Bittel – J Holt – Caleb Portfolio – Robyn Pepe – Aisha Mo – Rob Bouthet – Brian Smith – Donna Spiegler – Mary Moriarty – Carol Tudisco – Kevin Sullivan – Aaron Frankel – Nathaniel Imani – Nancy Pappas – Emily Cahill – Lucy Nalpathanchil – Sarah Paolucci – Betsy Woodard – Kurt – Tim Yergeau – Dan Campolieta – Wildaliz Bermudez – Mary Ellen & Bob White – Kate Busch Gervais – Tory Woodin Chavey – Terri Saulter – Samantha Maltin – Ryan McKeen – Caresse Amenta– Marjorie E Morrissey – Joanna Aversa – Walter & Linda Wick – Janet & Greg Sinnott – Lynne Cubberly – Nancy Eastlake – Gil Scullion – Christina Ripple - Eiko Blow – Tei Blow – Anne Schick – Courtney Munoz – Kevin Devor – Patricia Williams - Madeline Bombetto - Pamela Howard – Jennifer Crookes Carpenter – Anthony Cherolis – LB Munoz – Will K. Wilkins – Kate Pacelle – Emily Gianquinto – Catie Talarski – Chion Wolf- Meckla Pinnix – Joanne Bauer – Ellen K. Clarke – Grace Belanger – Greg Garcia – Larry Zaleski – Chris Brown – Jane Rainwater
Daniel Salazar III - David Borawski - Steven Laschever PhotographyBill Morgan MediaHelder MiraThe Dirt Salon


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MEDIA RESOURCES


credit: Bill Morgan credit: Bill Morgan credit: Bill Morgan credit: LaschPhoto credit: LaschPhoto credit: LaschPhoto credit: David Borawski



Media – for additional materials or to interview Anne Cubberly or any of the Creative Team please contact Robin Zaleski at 860-841-1299, or email
info@nightfallhartford.org


PAST COVERAGE


Night Fall Celebrates Changing Of Seasons At Pope Park (Hartford Courant, October 10, 2013)

Art, Music, Dance and Giant Puppets in Hartford's Pope Park This Saturday (CT.com)

Hartford's Underground Arts Scene (Hartford Magazine, September, 2013)

Puppet Sculptor Anne Cubberly Creates A Magical World
(Hartford Courant, July 19, 2013)

Artist Anne Cubberly Named One of Hartford Magazine's Players: Best of Hartford Winners 2013
(Hartford Magazine, May 2013)

Hartford Bucket List Challenge 2013! (Yelp Hartford, March 2013)

Photos: Night Fall Hartford (CT.com, October 2012)

Ten Photos of "Night Fall"
(Hartford Courant, To Wit, October 14, 2012)

See Anne Cubberly's Night Fall on Oct. 13 in Hartford's Elizabeth Park (CT.com, October 8, 2012)

Dreams, Vision And Inspiration: What Drives An Artist? (WNPR, Colin McEnroe Show, September 24, 2012)

Hartford Arts Community Brings Wonder To Autumn (Seasons Magazine, Fall 2012)

Night Fall - Celebrate the Season With the Arts (Hartford Woman Online, August 2012)

Support Night Fall Hartford (A Connecticut Law Blog, August 2012)




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LOCATION / DIRECTIONS

Pope Park is located in the Frog Hollow section of Hartford, between Park Terrace, Putnam and Russ Streets.


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PARKING


There is limited parking within Pope Park, in the lot near the Recreation Center. Please do not park on the grass or footpaths. Street parking is also available along Park Street, Laurel Street and other side streets. Car pooling is encouraged, as are walking and biking (park with our Bike Valet!). And be safe: bring a flashlight to walk back to your car, and don't leave valuables in your car.


BIKE VALET


Night Fall encourages you to bike to the park and park your bike with our Bike Valet! The valet is located near the baseball backstop and is free of charge. Your bike will be under the watchful eyes of our volunteers throughout the performance. Bicycles only please, see Parking above for info on parking your car, truck, motorcycle or spaceship.

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SEATING INFO


Seating at Night Fall is as close to nature as you can get – on the lawn. We've divided our audience area into two spaces: On A Blanket and On A Chair. All seating is first come, first served. Please, no chairs or stools in the Blanket Area, and keep the main aisle clear – you never know when or where the next performer is going to make a surprise entrance! And if you want to really be up close and personal, consider supporting Night Fall by
reserving a blanket.

Last year's performance was standing room only, so we encourage you to arrive early. Bring a picnic supper or purchase a snack from one of the food trucks parked nearby. But please help keep Pope Park beautiful by taking your trash with you when you leave.


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WORKSHOPS


Be a part of the show before the show! Night Fall has lots of workshops planned, from lantern making to costume sewing to dance lessons (see below) to be part of our audience participation – and all of it is free!
Contact us for more information, we'd love to have you join us!


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LANTERN WORKSHOPS

Locations and Times:

Charter Oak Cultural Center
Friday, September 13, 6 – 7 pm

Hartford HodgePodge on Pratt Street
Sunday, September 22, 11 – 4 pm

The Dirt Salon
Thursday, September 26, 6 – 8 pm


DANCE CLASSES

Take our fun, easy classes & use your new moves in the Oct 12 production of Night Fall! You can dance in your seat, or -- if you've taken one of our classes and attended the dress rehearsal on October 11 -- join the performers on stage! Be a part of the river that once ran through Hartford.

Click here for a printable flyer

Locations and Times:

MECA Hartford Parks Free Movies After Dark
Friday, August 16, Old State House Lawn 6:45 pm

Real Art Ways Monday, August 19, 6 pm

MECA Hartford Parks Free Movies After Dark
Friday, August 30, Elizabeth Park 6:30 pm

Riverfront Latin World Rhythms Festival
Saturday, September 7 3:30-4:00, 4:30-5:00 and 6:30-7:00 pm
Riverfront Plaza

Pope Park Recreation Center
Thursday, September 12, 6 pm

Charter Oak Cultural Center
Thursday, September 19, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

ENVISIONFEST HARTFORD
Connecticut's Capital City Festival
Saturday, September 21, 12 -4pm, Bushnell Towers area

Charter Oak Cultural Center
Monday, September 23, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

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VOLUNTEER


Want to volunteer? We have lots of jobs in the months leading up to Night Fall as well as the night of the performance. You can help out at a neighborhood workshop, assist in making costumes and props, hang posters and pass out flyers at other city events, or be an usher the night of the show. Contact us for more information, we'd love to have you join us!

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CONTACT US


Email us at

info@nightfallhartford.org




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